Explore Forest Hills
A tight-knit community, Forest Hills is a perfect choice of location for families and retirees looking for a new neighbourhood, home to many walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops. Boasting a large number of upscale homes built on value priced lots, the area also has duplexes and townhomes, providing something for everyone where housing is concerned. If this sounds appealing, Forest Hills in North Vancouver may be the perfect new neighbourhood for you.
Located to the north and slightly east of Edgemont Village, Forest Hills is just a short drive up Highland Boulevard from the vibrant Edgemont Village shopping area, sitting just south of Skyline Drive and to the west of Delbrook Avenue. Nearby neighbourhoods include Capilano, Lynn Valley and Canyon Heights.
Couples and small families make up the majority of residents, with 61% married. The majority of residents are over 50 (39%), most of whom have young or grown up children. Approximately 85% of residents are homeowners, with only 15% renting.
Housing in the Forest Hills neighbourhood ranges from old homes to new, many containing unique architectural detail and diversified craftsmanship borrowed from different parts of the world. Lots of investors are also attracted to this area of North Vancouver since strategies have been put in place to that ensure business owners here improve Forest Hills’ physical condition at all times. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
The far east side of Forest Hills borders the Mosquito Creek Park and Trail On the far East side of Forest Hills homes border Mosquito Creek Park and Trail, dog-friendly and flat enough that you can take the stroller out if you have kids. Other nearby activities include Grouse Mountain, which towers in the background. Grouse Mountain, as well as nearby Cypress and Seymour Mountains are rich in all year outdoor adventure opportunities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and hiking. Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge are also located nearby.
If you love eating out, many restaurants are within easy access from the Forest Hills neighbourhood. Popular choices include Woon Lee Inn Restaurant, serving Cantonese, Szechuan, Peking, and Vegetarian cuisine, Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant, a veteran Chinese establishment featuring an abundant menu offering garden views, and Hamaei Japanese Restaurant, serving traditional Japanese cuisine. Nearby Edgemont Village is also home to popular restaurants such as The Canyon Restaurant and Nobu Sushi, as well as convenience food stores like BjornBar Bakery, Subway and CoCo Froyo.
Close to Forest Hills, the popular Edgemont Village shopping area is home to various specialty shops and grocery shops, including BC Playthings, 32 Books & Gallery, Columbus Farm Market, La Galleria Fine Foods and Windsor Meats. Other nearby shopping districts can be found at Delbrook Plaza, home to Delbrook Surgical Centre, Delbrook Mall Animal Hospital, and Bob’s Fruit Stand, and Westview Shopping Centre, conveniently home to a Safeway grocery store, dentist, cleaners and BC Liquor store.
A popular area with families, there are various schools accessible to students living in Forest Hills, with elementary schools including Highlands Elementary, Cleveland Elementary and Braemar Elementary, and secondary schools including Handsworth Secondary, Mountainside Secondary and Carson Graham Secondary. Capilano University is also just a short drive away.
With a walk score of 62, Forest Hills is considered ‘somewhat walkable’, with some errands easily accomplished on foot. The transit options are also good, with regular bus services running through the neighbourhood. Many Forest Hills residents choose to drive for convenience, since downtown Vancouver can be reached within 20 minutes and Whistler within two hours.